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Experience unspoilt and unique Crete
Overview

Tour Overview

A unique experience of breath-taking views and delightful walks during the day, with time to swim in warm waters in the afternoon. This tour combines a varied selection of walks, introducing us to typical village life and the unspoilt and unique scenery of Crete.

Tour Highlights

  • Experiencing authentic local culture
  • Fresh, locally produced food
  • Beautiful scenery and traditional villages
  • Walk to one of Crete’s loveliest beaches
  • Hiking at Deliana and Sirikari Gorge

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Chania. On arrival, transfer by coach to Kissamos (approx. 60 mins) to the hotel. Tonight, there will be a welcome dinner at a local Taverna, situated right on the seafront. This well-established, family run taverna of over 20 years has an excellent reputation with locals and tourists alike.

Day 2: Polyrinnia to Kissamos Walk (approx 8 km). The day begins with a fascinating tour around the picturesque village of Polyrinnia discovering the culture and history of this important archeological area. After taking in the panoramic views to the sea and mountains we descend on paths through fertile agricultural land and olive groves to Kisamos. Taverna lunch in Kissamos and dinner at a local Taverna.

Day 3: Village Life Walk (approx 8km). This unique tour encompasses wonderful scenery as well as a real insight into traditional Cretan life. It begins with a visit to a typical village house where a Cretan welcome awaits you and you will hear tales of Cretan past and present. Passing from the small hamlet with its abundance of trees – walnut, orange, lemon, cherry, and of course olive, the walk takes us up to the renowned eco village of Milia where we stop to sample its famous mountain tea(optional). We then follow a path (narrow at times) through the mountainous countryside with amazing mountain and sea views. In the Spring this walk is a riot of wild flowers. Lunch at village taverna, dinner at a local Taverna.

Day 4: Falassarna Walk (approx 8km). A walk to one of Crete’s loveliest beaches and lesser known archaeological sites. Our INFORMATIVE GUIDE will take you on a route through a pretty village, olive groves and on a path with stunning sea views overlooking the far West coast of Crete. When we arrive at the beach there is time to eat your picnic lunch and have a swim. Dinner in Chania old town.

Day 5: Full day to relax or explore at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are not included on this day, giving you the opportunity to explore further afield.

Day 6: Deliana Gorge (approx 8km). A gorge as beautiful as Samaria but without the crowds and distance! The gorge is home to a large colony of Griffon vultures, magnificent and huge birds of prey which you are sure to see on this gentle walk. Our INFORMATIVE GUIDE will lead the way through tranquil scenery showing you two beautiful old churches one with 13th century frescoes. A delicious Cretan lunch at the village taverna. Dinner at a local Taverna.

Day 7: Sirikari Gorge (approx 7km). Another beautiful gorge walk that is pretty and peaceful, ending up in the village of Polyrinnia where we take lunch at the local cafenion owned by Odysseus himself! Stunning scenery and home to many nesting Griffon vultures. There is an option to extend this walk by 6 km. Farewell dinner at a local Taverna.

Day 8: Transfer by coach back to Chania airport.

 Important Tips

  • Travel Bite date and/or time might be modified or cancelled due to weather conditions and in this event the option of an alternative date or full refund will be given.
  • Exact order or excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager’s discretion
  • We would recommend to bring with you good walking (closed toes) shoes with non-slippery soles, a camera hat, sunscreen
  • Single occupancy with extra charge 150 euro per person (in case of interest please send email from contact us section or here)

Tips & Useful Info

Starting point: Kissamos, Chania, Ελλάδα
Languages: English, Greek
Included Amenities: Public Liability Insurance, seven nights' accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at a local 3-star hotel based on double occupancy of a twin/double room, five dinners at local tavernas and one dinner in Chania town, five picnic or taverna lunches, Transfers and excursions as detailed in the itinerary, transfers from Chania airport or Chania port to hotel on arrival and from hotel on departure, tour manager throughout
Excluded Amenities: Personal Travel & Health Insurance, personal expenses, gratuities, meals not mentioned in inclusions, Airplane tickets, single room supplement, Sea view supplement, Regional Flight supplement, Meals other than those stated, transfer from/to Heraklion airport.
Minimum number of guests needed: 4
Maximum number of guests: 14
Physical Level: Moderate difficulty. Previous experience is not required. Average level of fitness is needed for travel bite enjoyment.

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